Delivery of F-35s delayed

Delivery of Canada's F-35 fighter jets may be delayed over problems with Lockheed Martin's development of the jets, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The jets were originally scheduled for delivery in 2016, and are intended to replace Canada's aging fleet of CF-18 fighters. Development problems have caused the cost of each jet to balloon above the original estimate of $75 million, and the true price and delivery date is not yet certain. A DND spokesperson said the CF-18s could be kept in service longer if needed.

Published: Wednesday, 06/15/2011 12:00 am EDT

Delivery of Canada's F-35 fighter jets may be delayed over problems with Lockheed Martin's development of the jets, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The jets were originally scheduled for delivery in 2016, and are intended to replace Canada's aging fleet of CF-18 fighters. Development problems have caused the cost of each jet to balloon above the original estimate of $75 million, and the true price and delivery date is not yet certain. A DND spokesperson said the CF-18s could be kept in service longer if needed.

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